What is a vaginoplasty?
Rejuvenate her vagina! If the expression may surprise, the practice is more and more in demand. The vaginoplasty or “vagina lifting” is a cosmetic surgery operation intended to narrowing the vaginal opening and to strengthen the muscles of the perineum.
This surgical tightening of the vagina is to be distinguished from nymphoplasty (or labiaplasty). This other intimate surgical operation aims to narrow the labia minora of the vulva, and has an essentially aesthetic objective.
Why is a vagina lift performed?
There are several reasons for using vaginoplasty.
- Avoid problemsurinary incontinence or the organ descent (prolapse). With age (menopause) or following repeated pregnancies, the vagina may become too enlarged and the perineum (muscle assembly which supports the genitals in particular) weakened. This vaginal sagging promotes this type of concern that is urinary leakage or prolapse.
- (To regain more sensations during sex: A genital opening that is too large can also cause a lack of sensations during sexual intercourse. Shrinking allows the woman to better feel the sex of her partner.
How is this sex surgery going?
Surgery is most often performed under general anesthesia and usually lasts an hour. The surgeon makes an incision at the entrance to the vagina, allowing dissection of the muscles of the perineum. One lipomodelling (reinjection of fat) finishes reshaping the vaginal wall.
What are the risks ? The risks are similar to those of any surgical operation: those related to anesthesia (in particular, in the case of general anesthesia), infections, and specific risks according to the medical history of each patient. This must of course be discussed on a case-by-case basis with the surgeon prior to the operation.
And after ? To reduce immediate postoperative pain, simple analgesics are prescribed. A short night in the clinic is recommended. Then, it takes ten days of healing, two weeks without a tampon, a month without a marathon… and without sex. Patience also for results on sex life : they are appreciated beyond the 3 rd month after the operation. It does have its little drawbacks all the same, especially for the last two reasons. Lol.
Where can I find a practitioner? To find a good practitioner, you can see the GRIRG website (Research and Innovation Group in Genital Restorations). If possible, it is recommended to discuss with former patients: if the doctor is working well, the feedback will be very positive.
What is the price of a vaginoplasty?
For a vaginal lift, it takes 5,000 to 6,000 euros. It is possible to benefit from partial management in certain cases (relaxation of the muscles of the perineum due to several pregnancies).
What to do to avoid vaginal surgery?
- Strengthen your perineum. Think yoga, tantrism, yoni massage! You will find so many techniques to strengthen vaginal tone and perineum muscles, all without breaking the bank!
- Fight against this obsession with beauty standards (vaginal). Go see the Great Wall of Vagina, a sculpture made from plaster casts of 400 vulvae, which aims to change the image of the female body through art.